Good news for all those Nero users out there is that they can now download a free version of Nero 9 Essentials from the Nero website, thanks to AskVG.
The free version of Nero 9 Essentials comes with a little stripped down functionality but would be enough to cater for the average users. Even though now there are a couple of free alternatives available to Nero, it still remains to be best software for CD/DVD burning software and the good part is that now it can even be download for free.
For advance users, Nero 9 Essentials free also provides an option to upgrade to the full and more advanced version. Follow the link to download the software from Nero website.